30 May '18, 3pm

Every year, more than 12 million people die from air pollution and other environmental risks

UN Climate Change News, 30 May 2018 –The UN has launched a new global coalition on health, environment and climate change to reduce the annual 12.6 million deaths caused by environmental risks, and especially air pollution. The heads of the World Health Organization (WHO), UN Environment and World Meteorological Organization (WMO) came together for the initiative. At the launch of the coalition last week in Geneva, WMO chief Petteri Taalas urged for greater urgency in implementing the Paris Agreement on climate change to keep the global temperature increase to well under 2°C by the end of this century. Mr Taalas stressed that the world has a “30 year window of opportunity” to reduce the carbon footprint, reign in greenhouse gas emissions and to switch to clean and renewable energy in pursuit of the “win-win solution” of tackling both climate change and pollution. He said t...

Full article: https://unfccc.int/news/un-launches-new-coalition-on-heal...

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